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CRS sells fair trade coffee, supporting Mexican farmers and land

Last edited 24th September 2018

Catholic Relief Services is now offering fair trade coffee beans that will benefit local farming communities in Mexico and foster better agricultural practices.

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly Typhoon Lands in South China

Last edited 16th September 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China's most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph).Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which also hit Hong Kong, where it swayed skyscrapers and blew out windows.

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Hurricane Florence: Mass evacuation from 'storm of a lifetime'

Last edited 12th September 2018

US East Coast residents are running out of time to flee before Hurricane Florence hits the region as soon as Thursday evening, officials warn.

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Hurricane Florence: 'Extremely Dangerous' Storm Sparks US Exodus

Last edited 10th September 2018

Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence - in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades.

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Australia drought: New South Wales town 'mobbed' by thirsty emus

Last edited 23rd August 2018

Large numbers of emus have been flocking to an outback mining town in New South Wales as Australia continues to struggle with extreme drought.

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Europe Heatwave: High Temperatures But Respite Expected

Last edited 6th August 2018

Pray for Europe's most vulnerable in the heat - the elderly, young children and those without shelter.

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Japan Floods: At Least 100 Dead After Record Rainfall

Last edited 9th July 2018

At least 100 people are thought to have died after record rainfall caused flooding and landslides in western Japan, a government spokesman says.

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Plastic Straw ban Being Considered by WA Government, Premier Mark McGowan Reveals

Last edited 12th June 2018

The WA Government has revealed it is considering banning plastic straws, after originally ruling out such action.

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Guatemala Fuego: Search After Deadly Volcano Eruption

Last edited 4th June 2018

Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday's horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemala, when torrents of superheated rock, ash and mud destroyed villages.

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Hawaii's Kilauea: Explosive Eruption at Volcano

Last edited 17th May 2018

An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sent ash 30,000ft (9,100m) into the sky.

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